Money Memoirs: Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin

written by Bari Tessler January 25, 2017
How Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin learned to feel safe with money

bt_logo_seal_01Most of us don’t talk about money, except with our closest friends. But we ALL have money stories. Tough times we survived. Triumphs and gifts. Practical wisdom and soul-deep insights. And when we share our money stories with one another, openly and lovingly? Well, magic happens. We un-shame. We spread confidence and peace of mind and a whole lotta love. Honesty is just the beginning … Please curl up with a cuppa and enjoy this special, intimate interview series: Money Memoirs.

What would it take, for you to feel truly SAFE?

It’s one of the questions we must ask ourselves, when facing personal and global uncertainty.

It’s an emotional question. A somatic question. And a money question.

In my Art of Money community, we have members from all points along the earning spectrum — from self-described “under-earners” to people earning well over six figures per year.

And you know what I’ve learned?

Feeling safe has nothing to do with money. And everything. (Just not in the way you might think.)

This is just one of the reasons I’m so grateful to today’s Money Memoir guest, Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin.

In this incredibly candid interview, “fearless entrepreneur” Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin opens up about why she had a “scarcity mentality” and felt insecure, even earning oodles of money on Wall Street. And, most importantly: what she did to feel more safe. Inside, and out.

I’m so honored by Elizabeth’s grace and bravery. Listen in as she tells stories about:

  • How she realized earning a lot wasn’t enough, to feel safe with money
  • The specific image she uses to save money without feeling deprived or controlling
  • Her courageous, nerve-wracking moment of sitting down with her “financial wizard” father to show him her credit card debt
  • How she and her artist husband polarized around money (so common!)
  • Why she’s making unconventional financial decisions in her divorce
  • How she defines being a “grownup” with money, and how she’s working toward this in 2017.

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Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin

image02Described as a “celebrated career coach” and “fearless entrepreneur,” Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin is the CEO of Gaia Project Consulting, LLC, the Founder of The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership, and the CEO and Executive Director of 40 Percent and Rising, an organization dedicated to uplifting primary breadwinner women worldwide. Her work has earned the support and recognition of women such as Arianna Huffington, Ivanka Trump, Ali Brown, DailyWorth Founder Amanda Steinberg, and Emerging Women Live Founder Chantal Pierrat, among many others. Learn more on her website:

As I like to say, money is never just about the money.

When we bring loving awareness to what’s really going on in our spending, earning, saving and gifting, deeper themes always come up. Like safety. Trust. Peace. Responsibility. And our access to joy.

To make real, deep, sustainable change in your money relationship — whatever you want that to look like — you must turn within, get brave, and go deep with these themes. See how they’re entwined, with money. Gently loosen those knots … and weave a new tapestry. A stronger, more conscious and compassionate one.

Yet money is also about, well, the money! Most of us never received a real financial education. It’s up to us, as adults, to become fluent in the language and systems of money. You can do this. And believe it or not? You can do it all in a way that’s about radical self-love. This is what I’d be honored to show you.

Money can be your playground of radical self-love.
Let me show you how.
The Art of Money 2017 is now open for registration.


Tune into what you’d really like to create in your money relationship, this year.

Whether it’s breaking through that money ceiling and finally making more money … getting on the same page with your sweetie and actually talking about money without fighting … or learning how to manage your finances without sticking your head in the sand (or breaking down in tears) … it takes inner and outer work.

Money transformation takes smarts. Heart. A lotta guts. And, honestly? Some top-notch support.

If you’d love my gentle mentorship to support your financial transformation in 2017, the very best way is through my year-long money school, The Art of Money 2017.

I’ll walk you through my entire, 3-phase methodology of Money Healing, Money Practices, and Money Maps. (It’s so do-able!) You’ll get loving support from my team of TA’s and a whole, global community of new friends to cheer you on. And my lineup of Guest Teachers will open your eyes to new facets of money you might never have considered — from couple dynamics to business structures to Enneagram and somatic practices and beyond.

If you want to feel more confident, conscious, and thriving in your money relationship in 2017, The Art of Money may be for you.

Our journey begins on February 1st. Won’t you join us?

Click here to explore The Art of Money 2017.

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